These fossil species between 8 million and 4.4 million years old include some of the earliest members of the hominin lineage.
In a new paper led by Scott Williams, we look at the way that the Homo naledi lower vertebral column compares to humans and other extinct hominins.
Human ancestors did not evolve in an aquatic environment. But they did make use of coastal and shoreline resources where they were abundant.
We test the notion that pelvis dimensions can yield accurate estimates of gut size in fossil hominins by looking at today's people.
A news story by Ewen Callaway investigates the mysterious case of this purported earliest bipedal hominin.
New trails expand our knowledge of body size and behavior of some of the earliest known bipedal hominins.
The pelvic anatomy of Ardipithecus ramidus may give clues about the posture and locomotion of this ancient species.